1 - So there was this period in my life when I listened to the Maccabeats' cover of Matisyahu's "Miracle" just about every day, over and over again. It just makes me happy. I don't know what I was looking for when I found the above video but I thought it was really clever.
2 - Here's some highlights from conversations we had with the doctors and nurses who cared for JP in the hospital:
Nurse: "You're the mom who delivered intact! You're famous around here! We are in awe."
Me: It's nice to be famous somewhere.
Me: We're former NICU parents.
Doctor: Oh crap. I mean, that's too bad.
Nurse: You know just enough to be dangerous.
Nurse: JP's been waiting for you. You're the only one who can truly make him happy.
Me: Well, you probably don't lactate.
Nurse: He doesn't like being under the billi lights. He wants to be swaddled and if he's not he just screams and flails his arms.
Me: You should bind him with Syran Wrap.
Nurses: That's just what the doctor said!
Me: We could call it the Engstrom-Cusack Wrap. It'll become a thing that all the nurseries do.
Doctor: This is how change happens: intelligent people sharing ideas.
Nurse: He'd be a sweaty mess!
Me: He's been in water for nine months, maybe he'll like it.
3 - I have a new post up over at Ignitum Today called "It's okay to enjoy pop culture. I promise." It's a response to Bad Catholic Marc Barnes' ardent desire for us to not like "Call Me Maybe". Go read it and tell me what you think.
4 - Yesterday Katie and her sister came over. Her sister is building up her photography portfolio and asked if she could do some newborn and family pictures. Because it's super hot we didn't go outside (because I'm a wuss) so we were set up in the dining room. I'm super excited to see the pics, especially based on this sneak peek:
5 - Our lawn mower is having issues. I'm hoping one day a neighbor will walk over with his push mower and tell Travis, "Here. You can use this, just fill it back up with gas when you're done."
6 - Travis and I recently rented the movie Robot & Frank. It was really quite sweet and has a wonderful twist at the end - neither one of us saw it coming! There's some language, and the whole film is about a cat burglar, but nothing too bad and I think it's PG-13 rating is appropriate. All that to say, if you're looking for a light movie for tonight I suggest it.
7 - Best part of the day.